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10 January 2018

Top Safety Accreditation for Penny Anderson Associates Ltd

Penny Anderson Associates Ltd (PAA) has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

PAA is principally involved in the environmental sector, specialising in the ecological, hydrological and geological industries. PAA’s most recent clients have included major players such as Morgan Sindall Group plc, United Utilities and Natural England.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business, particularly in relation to PAA’s biological monitoring of watercourses at London Gatwick Airport. Gatwick carefully controls and monitors its surface water discharges to ensure compliance with EA consents. In addition, since 2004, monitoring of the potential influences of the discharges on the ecology of the streams has been undertaken by PAA to aid in the evaluation and assessment of any environmental impacts that airport operations have on the water quality of the Gatwick Stream and the River Mole.

Biological Monitoring Gatwick

SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that PAA has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

PAA’s Managing Director, Sacha Rogers, responded to the award ‘We are delighted that PAA meets the requirements of the SafeContractor scheme. We have always taken great pride in our excellent health and safety record and this award demonstrates the importance that we place on the health and safety of our staff, clients, contractors and the public”.

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